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Martie Duncan is an American chef, blogger[3] and party planner. She was a finalist on the eighth season of the Food Network series Food Network Star.

Martie Duncan
Born1961/1962 (age 57–58)[1]
Birmingham, Alabama, United States[2]


Duncan has made several appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show.[4][5] She has had no formal culinary training, nor has she ever worked in a restaurant.[3] Duncan is the president of her own party-planning company, M Content Media LLC.[4][6]

Food Network StarEdit

In 2012, Duncan became a contestant on the eighth season of the Food Network series Food Network Star, being mentored by Alton Brown.[5][7] She eventually became one of the final four contestants, and she filmed a pilot for a potential series called Martie with the Party.[8] She eventually lost the competition to Justin Warner;[9] however, on May 31, 2014 (2014-05-31), it was announced that she (as well as Chad Rosenthal from season nine) would be a contestant on the Food Network Star spin-off webseries Star Salvation, which gives eliminated contestants a chance to re-enter the Food Network Star competition.[10] Duncan was eliminated from Star Salvation in the second episode of the season.[11]

Personal lifeEdit

Duncan was born in Birmingham, Alabama.[2] Her mother, Martha Bossart, died in 2004 at age 73.[12] Duncan initially did not reveal her age, simply billing herself on Food Network Star as "slightly over 40";[7] however, she gave her age as 50 on the July 15, 2012 episode.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Pilot Green Lights". Food Network Star. July 15, 2012. Food Network. Archived from the original on October 20, 2012. Retrieved October 20, 2012.
  2. ^ a b Magic City Chatroom: Martie Duncan, Food Network Star | MagicCityMade. Retrieved October 9, 2012.
  3. ^ a b Interview with Martie Duncan. Retrieved October 11, 2012.
  4. ^ a b Speaker Announcement: Martie Duncan | SheCon Expo Archived 2012-07-06 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved October 11, 2012.
  5. ^ a b Martie Knows Parties - MEET MARTIE Archived 2012-10-18 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved October 9, 2012.
  6. ^ MARTIE KNOWS PARTIES - Reviews & Brand Information - Martie Duncan Birmingham, AL - Serial Number: 77805068. Retrieved October 11, 2012.
  7. ^ a b Martie Duncan : Shows : Food Network. Retrieved October 9, 2012.
  8. ^ Birmingham's Martie Duncan is a 'Food Network Star' finalist (updated) | Retrieved October 11, 2012.
  9. ^ Birmingham's Martie Duncan thanks fans for support after losing on 'Food Network Star' | Retrieved October 11, 2012.
  10. ^ De Heer, Sarah (May 31, 2014). "Watch: Chad Rosenthal and Martie Duncan Are Back - Star Blog". Food Network. Retrieved June 1, 2014.
  11. ^ Tijerina, Edmund (June 9, 2014). "Luca Della Casa finds redemption on 'Star Salvation' - Food Flashes". San Antonio Express-News. Retrieved June 9, 2014.
  12. ^ Birmingham's Martie Duncan will compete on new season of 'Food Network Star' (video) | Retrieved October 9, 2012.

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